A Complete Legal Education in Washington, D.C.
Located in Washington, D.C., The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (Catholic Law) is among the best choices you can make if your goal is to graduate with the skills — such as critical legal analysis, legal writing, and effective oral advocacy — that are essential to successful legal practice in the 21st century. Catholic Law is composed of collegial and compassionate students, academically distinguished and supportive faculty, and accomplished and well-connected alumni that stand ready to help today’s students reach their goals.
Individually and collectively, our students excel. They earn fellowships, externships, and scholarships; some also publish in law journals. Our Moot Court and Trial Teams earn accolades in competitions across the country. Catholic Law students advocate for live clients through our various legal clinics and externships, proving daily the truth of the ancient maxim: I do and I understand. Catholic Law’s Washington, D.C., location allows for year-round quality externship opportunities that those outside the district only have during summer breaks.
Catholic Law offers both full-time and part-time/evening J.D. programs designed to meet the needs of each student. With a tailored curriculum for each division, students can choose the track that fits best for them while still having a well-rounded, fully engaged law school experience.
With a small student-faculty ratio, professors go the extra mile to assist students — writing recommendations and making professional connections. Combined with an environment noted for camaraderie — where students want to see each other succeed — you have the foundation of an unforgettable law school experience.
Catholic Law’s faculty members are all teachers and doers. They are experts in their fields, prolific legal scholars, and wonderful supporters of our students. Catholic Law’s location provides us with an unparalleled pool of exceptional lecturers, all with exemplary careers. Above all, our faculty is devoted to excellence in the teaching of law and to the performance and success of our students.
Our state-of-the-art building is located on The Catholic University of America’s 176-acre parklike campus, just minutes from the heart of Washington, D.C., the nation’s legal epicenter and the best city in America for the study of law. D.C.’s cosmopolitan downtown teems with things to do, offering museums, galleries, theaters, parks, outdoor activities, professional sports teams, and restaurants. The city’s young, multicultural, and highly diverse population allows for enriching cultural exchanges and social experiences.
Since 1897, Catholic Law has welcomed students of every faith and background — teaching, guiding, and assisting their transformation into some of the very best legal practitioners in America. We invite you to explore our website and learn about what sets The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law apart from the rest.
This law school is approved by the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Council's contact information:
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